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2008 Elections

Rudy Giuliani on Immigration


(Giuliani dropped out of the race on Jan. 30, 2008, after finishing a distant third in Florida's Jan. 29 Republican primary. He then endorsed John McCain.)

He would end illegal immigration in as few as three years by boosting the number of border security agents to 18,000 from the current 12,000, building a fence along the U.S.-Mexico border that would employ monitoring devices and deploy federal agents at the border at 50 mile intervals, using high-tech monitors to detect people trying to enter illegally. U.S. immigration laws should allow us to identify everyone who is in this country that comes here from a foreign country. They should have a tamper-proof ID card. It should be in a database that allows you to figure out who they are, why they're here, make sure they're not illegal immigrants coming here for a bad purpose, and then to be able to throw out the ones who are not in that database.


ABC News video: Giuliani and Mitt Romney spar over the immigration issue, Nov. 29, 2007.


YouTube video: Giuliani tells how he handled illegal immigration as Mayor of New York City.


YouTube video: Giuliani says he will end illegal immigration by securing the U.S. borders.


Boston Herald: Defiant Mitt, Rudy duke it out, Nov. 29, 2007


Kansas City Star: Giuliani, Romney, trade attacks over immigration, Nov. 23, 2007.


New York Times: Giuliani battles Romney on immigration, Nov. 14, 2007.


— Las Vegas Sun new media managing editor Dave Toplikar compiled this report.

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